Children today are larger than children used to be. It’s fine, food is delicious, and based on adult weight trends we’re obviously in NO position to judge. But you have to imagine it wreaks havoc on Santa’s lap this time of year.
And he finally snapped. Metaphorically. I don’t mean his leg bones literally snapped under the weight of an American child.
A nine-year-old kid named Anthony Mayse went to sit on Santa’s lap in Forest City, North Carolina last weekend, and asked him for an iPod Touch and a drone.
But at the end of their conversation, Santa told Anthony, quote, “Lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”
Anthony was really upset and started crying, and now his mom wants the city to fire Santa.
The town manager says Santa has apologized, but for now, he’s keeping his job.
(ABC 13 – Asheville)
Costume Trends This Halloween
Now that it’s October, you’re probably already planning your Halloween costume.
Just kidding . . . you’ll be scrambling to buy something crappy and over-priced at a crowded Halloween store at 6:00 P.M. on the night of Halloween, just like the rest of us.
But if you DO feel like getting a jump on things, here are the two big costume trends this year. It’s according to Pinterest though, so take that for what it’s worth.
- Group costumes. Instead of everyone doing their own thing, you pick an idea for a bunch of people, and everyone sticks to the theme.
It can be anything . . . Mario Kart, “The Walking Dead”, the Kardashians . . . whatever.
- Throwback pop culture costumes. And the ’90s are hot . . . Pinterest says ’90s costumes are 500% more popular than they were last year.
Think boy bands, “Scream”,the Spice Girls, “Clueless”, “Ace Ventura” . . . you get it.
Cocktail trends have really changed over the past 10 years . . . I’m pretty sure no one was talking about mixologists or cotton candy-flavored vodka in 2004. So what drinks have managed to stay popular for the entire decade?
A real estate blog called Estately figured out the most popular cocktail in every state. And they did it by looking at which cocktails got the most Google searches in each state from 2004 to 2014.
There are some very clear trends. Cosmopolitans are the most popular in five states in the northeast and NOWHERE ELSE . . . Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.
Mint juleps are popular in southern states, and of course, Kentucky.
The only state where mojitos are number one is Florida . . . sazeracs are only number one in Louisiana . . . margaritas are only number one in Texas . . . and mai tais are only number one in Hawaii.
Manhattans are number one in New York, although we’re thinking it’s possible that’s just because people keep Googling places in Manhattan, which skews the numbers.